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The Centre for Independent Living

We are a membership and user led organisation, run and controlled by disabled people. We promote independent living for disabled people in Sheffield. By independent living we mean that disabled people have the same freedom and rights to exercise choice and control over their own lives as any other person.

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Call to Remove the Coronavirus Act Easements

Call to Remove the Coronavirus Act Easements

Disability Sheffield has added our name to a growing list of signatories calling for the rights of disabled people to be restored. A group of over 60 organisations including Disability Rights UK, Inclusion London, Liberty and Mind have signed an open statement asking the government to withdraw the sections of the Coronavirus Act relating to disabled people, as the House of Commons prepares to review the Coronavirus Act on 30 September. You can sign the statement and contact your MP using a template letter.

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Covid 19 Emergency Fund for Disabled People's Organisations Now Live

Covid 19 Emergency Fund for Disabled People's Organisations Now Live

The National Emergencies Trust has announced £1.5 million of funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the Covid-19 needs of disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK. Disability Sheffield is the regional partner for South Yorkshire and the Humber.

Closing date for applications is 5th October 2020.

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Black Lives Matter: Part of the Solution Focus Group

Black Lives Matter: Part of the Solution Focus Group

At Disability Sheffield we appreciate actions speak louder than words. It is not enough for us to say we support the Black Lives Matter movement, instead we must demonstrate our commitment to making sure we are not part of the problem. We have started out on this journey by setting up a focus group to identify any racism in our organisation so this can be correctly addressed.

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Monday 28th September

Cycling in Hillsborough Park

We are currently offering 1 on 1 or solo cycling sessions for people who can self-travel and self-transfer (or have a PA or carer with...

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Tuesday 29th September

Cycling in Hillsborough Park

We are currently offering 1 on 1 or solo cycling sessions for people who can self-travel and self-transfer (or have a PA or carer with...

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Thursday 1st October

Tackling Inequalities across Y&H: Barriers and Benefits to being Active - 10am - 3pm

This online virtual event will provide the opportunity to hear about the impact of Covid-19 on the lives of disabled people and physical activity.

With a...

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Take The Chance To Prove We Belong

Take The Chance To Prove We Belong

Do you want to influence government policy? Disability Rights UK has launched their We Belong campaign inviting comments from as many disabled people as possible to influence the government’s National Strategy For Disabled People. DRUK are also holding a series of online discussions on different themes starting with two sessions on 30th September for disabled women, and two on 1st October for disabled people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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Caring Behind Closed Doors Survey

Caring Behind Closed Doors Survey

Carers UK, an organisation designed to help the 6.5 million people in the UK who care for older, disabled or seriously ill loved ones, has set up a new survey about the effects of Coronavirus on carers’ lives and on the lives of people they care for over the last five months. The results of an earlier survey were effectively used to campaign for more support for carers and better recognition of their needs. The closing date of the survey is Sunday September 27.

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Have You and Your PA  Had Your Flu Vaccine?

Have You and Your PA Had Your Flu Vaccine?

This year, with Coronavirus putting us all at risk, it is essential to get as much prevention as possible against flu.Changes have been made to make sure it’s safe to have the flu vaccine at GP surgeries and pharmacies. It’s important to go to your appointments unless you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus. For the first time, this year, PAs will be able to access the vaccine free of charge from GPs and community pharmacies( using a letter of entitlement if required ) .

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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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